Petite Peplum Pizzazz

Freelance writer Glenda Harrison (49) lives in Southern California, and shares her thoughts on fashion and life over at So What to Twenty.

Rack Roundup: Breezy Pieces

Here’s a selection of well-priced items from the Nordstrom Rack that are fashionable and breezy for Summer. Although most of the …

Warm Versus Cold Weather Outfit Variety

It recently occurred to me that there is a lot more variety in my Spring and Summer style than there is in my Autumn and Winter style. …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 21, 2015

Nordstrom’s new shop by text programme, Lucky Magazine to become a quarterly, two new designer collaborations, and more style …

Link Love: Diversity in Fashion Today

During an CFDA panel earlier this month, a group of fashion insiders discussed their experiences with diversity in the fashion …

YLF Survey: Help Us to Understand Your Needs

The surveys we ran in the past gave us extremely useful information and informed some important decisions. With today’s survey …

Boho Lite in Arizona

Last month we visited friends in hot and dry Arizona, which is where these photographs were taken. This is one of the outfits I wore …

New: Add More Pictures to Your Finds

Another week and another frequently requested enhancement to Finds. You can now upload additional pictures to the Finds in your …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 20, 2015

Eileen Fisher’s sustainability plan, an H&M beauty collection, a popular fashion flick turns into a musical, and other …

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Link Love: Jewellery Aficionados

Three jewellery experts give advice on where to begin if you are thinking about starting a fine jewellery collection. After acquiring …

Prevent Maxi Skirt Uni-Leg with Front Side Slits

Casual maxi skirts that are flat and straight in front, like the Stem Maxi skirt on the right, look a little off to my eye. I …

Brand Spotlight: Matt & Nat

Matt & Nat handbags are made of vegan leather. Truly, the Matt & Nat imitation leather bag is a cut above the rest, which is …

New: Create Your Own Custom Finds

Until now there have been two ways to collect Finds. The easiest is to click the little heart icon on the top right of a Find card. The …

Outfit Formula: Fashionable Business Casual

Many of my clients have moved on from wearing classic bootcut trousers with a tucked blouse and blazer for business casual. …

Fab Find: Dressy Knitted Dress

A dressy knitted dress is a rare find and the Shirred Faux Wrap Dress from Banana Republic has been a HIT with my clients. There are …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 19, 2015

Macy’s is dipping its toes into the outlet market, Nordstrom is testing a curbside pickup service, a Frida Kahlo exhibition, and …

Link Love: The Met Gala 2015

Monday night’s Met Gala with its China: Through the Looking Glass theme was the talk of the town on style sites this week. …

Brand Spotlight: Sole Society Footwear

Sole Society makes fashionable, colourful, comfortable and relatively affordable footwear. Styles cost between $59.95 to $79.95 full …

Top Picks From the Nordstrom Sale Section

Here’s a roundup of Spring and Summer sale items that are on sale at Nordstrom right now. Items are both dressy and casual, and …

Team Orange or Team Purple

Research published by KISSMetrics found that orange was the least favourite colour amongst women, and that purple and blue were …

My Evolving Summer Footwear Capsule

I was recently shopping with a client for Summer footwear and we decided that she shouldn’t purchase more than two new pairs of …

Swimsuits: One-Piece or Two

My perspective hasn’t changed in the four years since I wrote “When to Stop Wearing a Bikini“: As long as you feel …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 18, 2015

A short documentary about Martin Margiela, Style.com to become an e-commerce site, Eva Chen stepping down at Lucky Magazine, and other …

White ‘70s Flares for Mum

May is sentimental for me because it’s the month my Mum passed away. Her style was classic and very ladylike, and denim …

April Recap: Seventies Style

The revival of seventies style was a big part of April here at YLF. And launching a complete refresh of the site design made it a big …

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Link Love: The Hunt for Vintage

Designer Nanette Lepore talks about her love for hunting down vintage pieces in Fashionista’s column How I Shop. The New York …

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Fashion News Roundup: Week 17, 2015

Kohl’s next design collaboration, an Adidas sustainability initiative, and other fashion news that made headlines this week. …

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Link Love: Going Green

In honour of Earth Day yesterday, I’m sharing some eco-friendly links and articles about sustainability initiatives that caught …

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Rethinking High-Rise Jeans

I prefer low-rise jeans and trousers because I find the fit more comfortable around my midsection. I remember wearing baggy and pleated …

Transitioning Your Feet into Summer Footwear

My feet need time to get used to Spring and Summer footwear styles after an Autumn and Winter of comfortable, cushioning socks and …

The Low-Slung Belted Tunic

A black, white and cognac outfit recently caught my eye at two different Banana Republic stores. The fluid black eyelet tunic was …

An Unexpected End to My Search for White Flares

I love my faded blue Love Story bellbot.....sp;and Greg does too. They were a wild card at the time I bought them, …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 16, 2015

Catherine Malandrino receives a prestigious award, the making of a Met Ball documentary, a new Nike collaboration, and more style news …

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Link Love: A Plus-Size Perspective

The Business of Fashion is currently running an interesting series on why the fashion industry is ignoring the plus-size market. Have a …

Graphic Spring Layers and an Old Trench

I’ve worn this outfit three times in one month because of its high happiness factor. It is not the most conventionally flattering …

Welcome to the New Look of YLF

As I’m sure you have noticed, this morning we started the next leg of YLF’s style journey with a completely refreshed …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 15, 2015

Uniqlo is coming to Seattle, ASOS is launching a line of bridesmaid dresses, pre-orders for the Apple Watch started today, and other …

Link Love: Dressing the Part

With so many forum members absolutely killing it in our Favourite Fashion Era Outfit Challenge on the forum this week, I thought it …

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Style Shift: When Intuition is the Enemy of Change

The current leg of my style journey involves some quite significant changes. As I mentioned earlier this year, I want to amp up the …

Fab Finds: Playful Casual Tops

These casual tops were winners on my clients last week. Some look fab with skinnies and leggings, while others look equally good with …

Making Sense of Culottes

Culottes have been a fringe trend for four years, and are finally getting mainstream traction. They are appealing …

Happy Ninth Birthday YouLookFab!

Nine years and one day since we posted the first post on YLF and I’m still constantly surprised at the way things have turned …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 14, 2015

Net-a-Porter is merging with Yoox, an exhibition featuring high-end mannequins, Chanel branching out into e-commerce, and more style …

Fab Finds at Banana Republic: 40% Off

Some of my clients have done well refreshing their Spring wardrobes at Banana Republic. All items here are tried and tested and most …

Link Love: Swimsuit Season

We are in the middle of swimwear season, so if you need a new bathing suit this year and like to have options, now’s the time to …

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New Feature: Random Outfit Generator

Having a wardrobe full of fabulous clothing, footwear and accessories is one thing, but putting it all together to create fabulous …